Alicia Brisson of Colchester has work in photography exhibit

POMFRET, CT (01/21/2014)(readMedia)– Alicia Brisson of Colchester is one of seventeen students from Pomfret School whose photographs are currently featured in “Altered,” a show at P.S.[Pomfret School]ART, an exhibition space located in the Silver Circle Gallery and Art Center in Putnam, Connecticut that features the works of Pomfret School students and faculty. Photography teacher Lindsay Lehmann‘s advanced and AP 2D Design class students created one-of-a-kind images inspired by the work of Iranian photographer and filmmaker Shirin Neshat, whose work was featured this fall in the exhibit “She Who Tells a Story,” at the MFA in Boston. With results ranging from simple to ornate, students explored multiple techniques in 2D and 3D design, working with their image to either change its intention, enhance it, or explore a variety of techniques. Alicia is a member of the Pomfret class of 2014.

“Altered” opened on Friday, January 17 and will run through March 18 at the Silver Circle Gallery and Art Center, 75 Main Street in Putnam, CT. Gallery hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sundays, noon to 4:00 PM.

Founded in 1894 and coeducational since 1968, Pomfret School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school for approximately 360 students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduates, and the more than 40 faculty members involved in their lives. Set on 500 acres in the celebrated Last Green Valley of Northeastern Connecticut, Pomfret offers eight academic disciplines, 19 AP and 16 Honors courses, over 100 elective courses; 25 sports options, and numerous opportunities to participate in community outreach and service programs. At Pomfret we endeavor to teach, guide, and above all, inspire.

Corey Hurt Named to Dean’s List at West Virginia Wesleyan College

BUCKHANNON, WV (01/21/2014)(readMedia)– Corey Hurt of Mystic, CT has been named to the 2013 fall semester Dean’s List at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Wesleyan’s Dean’s List requires students to earn a grade point average of 3.5 – 3.9 in 12 or more semester hours.

Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan College is a private residential college located in Buckhannon, WV. The College offers 44 majors and 34 minors, as well as five graduate programs in athletic training, business, education, English writing, and nursing. Twelve Wesleyan students have been selected as U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholars.

Sierra Hollingsworth of Uncasville named to Harding University dean’s list

SEARCY, AR (01/20/2014)(readMedia)– Sierra Hollingsworth, a Harding University junior from Uncasville, is among more than 1,200 Harding students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2013 semester.

The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, University provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must carry 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes.

Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas with 6,295 students. The University also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information visit www.harding.edu.

Lebanon Native Macy O’Hearn Receives Phi Kappa Phi John Harcourt Presidential Scholar Award

ITHACA, NY (01/17/2014)(readMedia)– Macy O’Hearn, a senior anthropology in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College, is recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi John Harcourt Presidential Scholar Award. He will be honored in a ceremony with three other Presidential Scholars on Friday, Nov. 8, at Ithaca College. O’Hearn is a graduate of Lyman Memorial High School and a native of Lebanon, CT.

At Ithaca College, O’Hearn is the President of the Anthropology Student Club. She has presented professional papers of original research at NCUR, the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, as well as at the Northeastern Anthropological Association (NEAA), the New York State Archaeological Society, and the James J. Whalen Conference of Undergraduate Research at Ithaca College.

The John Harcourt Presidential Scholar Award is given to a current student at Ithaca College who is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.

The first requirement of eligibility for a Presidential Scholar Award is that the student be a member of Phi Kappa Phi, which means they were in the top 5 percent academically of their junior class. The student must be selected by a faculty or administrator for nomination and the award recipients are then chosen from the pool of nominations by Ithaca College’s Phi Kappa Phi Executive Committee. The criteria used by this committee include grade point average, academic awards and honors, breadth of study, achievement in outside activities, and service to the profession and/or the community.

Local residents named to UMass Lowell dean’s list

LOWELL, MA (01/17/2014)(readMedia)– Local residents were recently named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Lowell for the fall 2013 semester.

Among those recognized for achieving academic distinction at UMass Lowell are:

Ryan Bennett of Colchester, Conn., majoring in sound recording technology

Jesse Ewing of New London, Conn., majoring in chemical engineering and business administration

Seth Puskarenko of Gales Ferry, Conn., majoring in information technology

Nicholas Schell of Norwich, Conn., majoring in information technology

To qualify for the dean’s list at UMass Lowell, a student must have completed no fewer than 12 graded credits for the semester and earned at least a 3.25 grade point average with no grade lower than C and without any incompletes.?

UMass Lowell is a national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. We offer more than 16,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health and environment, humanities, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, vigorous hands-on learning and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be ready for work, for life and for all the world offers. www.uml.edu

Bryant University Students Named to Dean’s List

SMITHFIELD, RI (01/16/2014)(readMedia)– The fall semester Dean’s List at Bryant University includes the following area residents:

Kevin Lynch, a Senior in International Business; Finance from Colchester.

Lillian Hinkle, a in Undeclared from Stonington.

Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., is a leading private university offering an innovative and uniquely integrated business and liberal arts education. Founded in 1863, Bryant University has approximately 3,500 graduate and undergraduate students from 35 states and 85 countries. Bryant University is recognized as a leader in international education and regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and Barron’s. Visit www.bryant.edu.

Ellen Lehet of Waterford, CT Earns Spot on President’s List

POTSDAM, NY (01/14/2014)(readMedia)– Ellen Lehet of Waterford, CT was recently named to the President’s List at The State University of New York at Potsdam.

Lehet, whose major is BA/MA Mathematics, was among 851 SUNY Potsdam students who were honored for academic excellence in the Fall 2013 semester.

President Dr. Dennis L. Hefner recognized the students for earning top marks across campus.

To achieve the honor of being on the President’s List, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numerically-graded semester hours, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

SUNY Potsdam has a strong focus on academics, with its long history of excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. To learn more about what makes the campus community so unique, visit http://www.potsdam.edu.

James P. Clements, Jr. Graduates from Lebanon Valley College

ANNVILLE, PA (01/07/2014)(readMedia)– James P. Clements Jr. of Lebanon, Conn., graduated from Lebanon Valley College in December 2013. Clements completed a bachelor of science in actuarial science and economics. Clements is a graduate of Lyman Memorial High School. Clements graduated with summa cum laude honors and received The H. Herbert Strohman ’40 and Nora Franklin Strohman ’38 Memorial Award.

Lebanon Valley College(R) in Annville, Pa., welcomes 1,648 full-time undergraduates studying more than 30 challenging and sophisticated majors, as well as customized self-designed majors. Founded in 1866, LVC has graduate programs in physical therapy, business, music education, and science education. The College offers automatic scholarships worth up to half tuition for students graduating in the top 30 percent of their class. On the web at www.lvc.edu.

Madeline Ferrara is Named to Pomfret School Honor Roll

POMFRET, CT (01/07/2014)(readMedia)– Madeline Ferrara of Stonington was recently named to the Honor Roll for the fall term at Pomfret School. A student earns Honors with a 3.0 average and no grade below a B-. is a member of the class of 2015.

Founded in 1894, Pomfret School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school for 350 students in grades 9 through 12 from 26 states and 13 foreign countries. Set on a beautiful 500-acre campus in Northeastern Connecticut and brought to life by an exceptional faculty, Pomfret offers students a rich and rewarding experience.

Pomfret School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, or any other status protected by the law in the administration of its educational or admissions policies, financial aid, or other programs.

Founded in 1894 and coeducational since 1968, Pomfret School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school for approximately 360 students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduates, and the more than 40 faculty members involved in their lives. Set on 500 acres in the celebrated Last Green Valley of Northeastern Connecticut, Pomfret offers eight academic disciplines, 19 AP and 16 Honors courses, over 100 elective courses; 25 sports options, and numerous opportunities to participate in community outreach and service programs. At Pomfret we endeavor to teach, guide, and above all, inspire.

Shawn O’Loughlin of Pomfret School Receives Football Award

POMFRET, CT (01/07/2014)(readMedia)– Shawn O’Loughlin of Waterford, a member of the Pomfret class of 2015, was awarded The Greg Burke Football Award which is given “To the outstanding defensive player.”

Founded in 1894 and coeducational since 1968, Pomfret School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school for approximately 360 students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduates, and the more than 40 faculty members involved in their lives. Set on 500 acres in the celebrated Last Green Valley of Northeastern Connecticut, Pomfret offers eight academic disciplines, 19 AP and 16 Honors courses, over 100 elective courses; 25 sports options, and numerous opportunities to participate in community outreach and service programs. At Pomfret we endeavor to teach, guide, and above all, inspire.

Students Earn High Honor Roll distinction for Fall 2013 at Pomfret School

POMFRET, CT (01/07/2014) (readMedia)– The following area students were was recently named to the High Honor Roll for the fall term at Pomfret School.

Alicia Brisson of Colchester (06415)

Mark Kozlowski of Oakdale (06370)

Breana Lohbusch of Lebanon (06249)

Founded in 1894 and coeducational since 1968, Pomfret School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school for approximately 360 students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduates, and the more than 40 faculty members involved in their lives. Set on 500 acres in the celebrated Last Green Valley of Northeastern Connecticut, Pomfret offers eight academic disciplines, 19 AP and 16 Honors courses, over 100 elective courses; 25 sports options, and numerous opportunities to participate in community outreach and service programs. At Pomfret we endeavor to teach, guide, and above all, inspire.

Across Area

FEATURED EVENT JANUARY 17

4361 bwCarroll Brogan Mailhot, mezzo soprano will sing a mostly Brahms Concert, Lieder and Lullabies on January 17th,  2014 at United Congregational Church in Norwich.  Carroll is the cantor for the Diocese of Norwich and St. Patrick Cathedral and has been singing for the past 30 years in musicals, concerts and productions throughout the area. Most recently she was seen in a production of  Showtunes, the music of Jerry Herman in Rocky Hill.
Lieder and Lullabies is an evening exploring love songs and lullabies in varied musical styles. Carroll will sing the songs or lieder of Johannes Brahms, several of which are among the first pieces he allowed to be published. Selections by Mozart and Menotti will be sung as well. The program will include several lullabies and songs from musical theater, featuring Weil and Tesori and Crawley.
Elizabeth Linkeman, organist at St. Patrick Church, Mystic will be accompanying Carroll on the piano.
The program begins at 7:30pm and a reception will be held in the auditorium of the church following the concert. United Congregational Church is located at 89 Broadway, Norwich, CT. A donation for the church will be accepted at the door

December 18

  • SECT Women’s Network Luncheon. 11:30am-1:15pm. Groton Inn & Suites, Rte 184. 860.961.6067.
  • Flicks @ Six. Lincoln. Starts 5:30pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.
  • Geneology Workshop. How to build a family tree and research your history. 6-7:45pm. Westerly Public Library, Westerly, RI. 401.596.2877.
  • Norwich AARP, Mohegan Chapter 1004 Holiday Luncheon. 11:30am. River Ridge, Griswold. For info, contact Nancy at ncaplet@gmail.com.

December 19

  • Pasta Supper. All you can eat. $6. 4:30 – 7pm. Bethel Community UMC, Griswold, CT. 860.376.2255.
  • Blue Christmas Service of Light. 7pm. Mystic Congregational Church. 860.536.4259.
  • Be Creative with Cake! Learn how to decorate. 6pm. Bill Memorial Library, Groton. 860.445.0392.
  • Free Intro to Internet class. 6:30-7:30pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.

December 20

  • Science Smarts: Melting Ice Experiment. 3:30pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

December 21

  • Shoreline Swing Dancing Christmas Party. 7-11pm. East Lyme Community Center.  www.shorelineswingct.org.
  • Eastern CT Symphony Chorus Holiday Concert. 8pm. 289 State St, New London.  860.443.2876.
  • Seasonal Sing-a-Long. Come sing Holiday favorites. 10:30-11:15am. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Junior Friends’ Craft for a Cause Event. 2-4pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.
  • DIY Teens. Recycled Books. 3:30pm. Make crafts from recycled books. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

December 23

  • Animal Meet & Greet. New animals at the museum. Children’s Museum of SE CT, Niantic. 860.691.1111.

December 25

  • Christmas Feast. 1 – 3pm. St. David’s Episcopal Church. Gales Ferry, CT. 860.464.6516.

December 26

  • Family Movie. Animated, Rated PG. Call for title. 2pm. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.

December 27

  • Fun With Food! Yuletide Yummies. 3:30pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

December 28

  • Celebrate and learn about Kwanzaa. 11am-2pm Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.

December 30

  •  Family Fun ‘n’ Games. Popular board games. 10am-4pm. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.

December 31

  • Noon New Year’s Eve Party. Food and fun. 11am-1pm. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.
  • Anime Club Costume Night. 6:30-8pm. Grades 9-12. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 2

  • New Year, New You: Foods for a Fresh Start with Caelum Massicotte. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.

January 3

  • Independent Film Series. Broken. 7pm. The film is English language and runs about 90 min. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 4

  • Blast Off: Otis Library Lego® Club. 12:30 – 2pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Family Yoga. Intro for families and young children. 10:30 – 11:15am. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Open Lab Plus! Hands-on computer instruction. 9:30am-12pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 5

  • Double audition for Bernard Slade’s Same Time, Next Year and Norm Foster’s Old Love. 2pm. Granite Theatre, Westerly RI. 401.348.0555.
  • Ukulele Workshop with Jumpin’ Jim Beloff. Bring a tuned ukulele for instruction. 1:30pm. Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton. 860.669.2342.

January 6

  • Double audition for Bernard Slade’s Same Time, Next Year and Norm Foster’s Old Love. 7pm. Granite Theatre, Westerly RI. 401.348.0555.

January 7

  • Drop in Tablet Time. Bring your own or try one of ours. Use apps and games. 10:30am – 12:30pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.
  • Introduction to the internet class. 11am-12pm Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.

January 8

  • Fantasy Film Fest – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. 4pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Flix @ Six: The Great Gatsby. 6pm.  Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.537.5752.
  • Demo Days! TumbleBooks online books for kids. 3pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750

January 9

  • Introduction to the internet class. 6:30-7:30pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.
  • Let’s Build It! Pre-school science. 9:15am. Children’s Museum of SE CT.  860.691.1111.

January 10

  • Southeastern CT Chamber of Commerce 40 under Forty Awards. $75 to attend.  860.572.9578.
  • Together Time Yoga for pre-schoolers. 9:15-9:45am. Children’s Museum of SE CT.  860.691.1111.
  • Amazing Magnetics for Children to learn. 10am. Children’s Museum of SE CT.  860.691.1111.
  • Excel: Beyond the Basics. Learn about this popular program. 3pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 11

  • Through The Looking Glass. Create Wonderland-inspired crafts. 12:30 – 2:30pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Open Lab Plus! Hands-on computer instruction. 9:30am-12pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 14

  • Once Upon a Time…Picture books and stories. 10:30 – 11:15am. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.

January 15

  • Fantasy Film Fest – James and the Giant Peach. 4pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Flix @ Six. Les Miserables. 6pm.  Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.537.5752.
  • Using Picasa. Learn about the free photo editing software. 6:30pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.
  • Demo Days! OneClickDigital app to download audio books. 3pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 16

  • Let’s Build It! Pre-school science.. 9:15am. Children’s Museum of SE CT.  860.691.1111.

January 17

  • Together Time Yoga for pre-schoolers. 9:15-9:45am. Children’s Museum of SE CT.  860.691.1111.

January 18

  • Yellow Brick Road. Create Wizard of Oz inspired crafts. 12:30 – 2:30pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Read With Bella the therapy pug! 11:30am – 12:30pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Open Lab Plus! Hands-on computer instruction. 9:30am-12pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 21

  • First Friends: Rhyme Time Playgroup. 10:30 – 11am. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Introduction to the internet class. 11am-12pm Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.

Ongoing Events

  • Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol beginning 11/29 at Granite Theatre in Westerly. For tickets and info call 401.596.2341.
  • Food Drive. Month of January. 2 Drop-off locations: Groton Shopping Plaza: 744 Long Hill Road Niantic: 58 Pennsylvania Avenue. 9am – 5pm. The Lighthouse. 860.445.7626.
  • Baby Sign and Play. Jan 10 – Feb 7. 10am. Children’s Museum of SE CT. 860.691.1111.
  • First Friends toddler group. Jan 7 – Feb 4. 9:30am. Children’s Museum of SE CT. 860.691.1111.
  • Wii Wednesdays. 3-5pm. Teenscape. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.
  • Light Up Old Lyme. Nov 14 – Jan 5. Six weeks of Holiday magic. For participating businesses and information, go to www.visitoldlyme.com.
  • Knights and Princesses. Costumes and fun. Jan 7 – Feb 4. 11am. Children’s Museum of SE CT. 860.691.1111.
  • Celebrate the Joy!: Holiday Gift Show. Dec 4 – 29. Dec show at Artists Co-op Gallery of Westerly. 401.932.6728.
  • Boy Scout Venturing Co-Ed Program. Ages 14-21. 2nd friday each month. 6-8pm. The Lighthouse Niantic. To join, call 860.445.7626 x 115.
  • Odd Fellows Home of CT. Coat Drive for Seniors. Month of December. Drop off new or gently used items at 235 Lestertown Rd Groton, CT. Call Tricia at 860.445.7478.
  • Norwich VFW post 594 meets the 2nd Tues. of each month 7pm. 860.892.1400.
  • Joseph’s Living Center offers a monthly bluegrass jam. 7 – 9 p.m. Monthly on third Tues. Windham. 860.455.9400.
  • Full Throttle Biker Church  Meets the second Friday at Seaport Community Church 28 Great Brook Road Groton (860)448-6224.
  • T.A.G. (Teen Activities Group) 3pm. Saturdays throughout December.  Groton Public Library 860.441.6750.
  • “I Have a Dream” Community Board. 3 – 5pm, Mon – Fri. Jan 6 – 24. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Open computer time for practice and projects. Mon – Thurs 1:30-5pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.